Université de Bordeaux

Bordeaux Summer School - Philosophy in biology and medicine

As a result of the ongoing sanitary crisis with the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Bordeaux announces the postponement of the 2020 edition of the Bordeaux Summer Schools until 2021. The current situation means that the program cannot be organized while respecting the health and safety of its participants, nor can it propose a high-quality educational environment, as initially promised. Additionally, many of the Bordeaux Summer School speakers are now participating in research and innovation programs that have been launched to fight the pandemic as well as its socio-economic effects. Such programs will be a priority for the University of Bordeaux in the coming months.

For those who have already applied to a Bordeaux Summer School, please check your email inbox for more information.

Please note that our summer school websites will be updated as soon as possible with further details regarding this postponement.

We thank you for your understanding and hope to see you in Bordeaux in 2021.

This summer school is open to doctoral and post-doctoral students from the fields of philosophy, life sciences and medicine. Participants will learn to use interdisciplinary methods to address conceptual issues in scientific research.

Course leaders will be present throughout the week to give examples of interdisciplinary research from their own career, as well as to interact and advise participants on their own projects.

Previous editions!

The first edition of this summer school took place in 2019 and focused on microbiota, symbiosis and individuality. Participants learnt how the microbiome shapes the development, health and behaviour of the host, thus modifying the definition of individuality.


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